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France Paris Louvre Museum
Paris City museums are open every day from 10:00 a.m. to 5:40 p.m. except on Mondays. National museums are closed on Tuesdays with the exception of the Orsay, Rodin, Versailles, and the Trianon. The Paris Museum and Monument Pass provides free, direct (no waiting in line), and unlimited access to museums and monuments with permanent collections in Paris and the Ile-de-France region for a period of two, four, or six consecutive days. Children under 18 are allowed free access in most of the museums and monuments which are included in the Paris Museum and Monument Pass list.
Telephone info:   +33  (0)8  92  68  30  00

Popular Museums in Paris

Les Invalides (7th) is a complex of buildings containing museums and monuments, all of which relate to the military history of France. Louis XIV initiated the project in an order from 1670 as a retirement home and hospital for 6000 aged and war-wounded soldiers. The buildings house the Musée de l'Armée, the military museum of the Army of France, the Musée des Plans-Reliefs, and the Musée d'Histoire Contemporaine, as well as the burial site for some of France's war heroes including Napoleon.
~ Metro stops: Latour-Maubourg, Invalides, Saint-François-Xavier, and Varenne ~
France Paris Les Invalides
Le Musée des Arts Decoratifs (1st) is near the the Musée du Louvre and is a monument to the French art de vivre, housed in a 19th-century wing of the Louvre that has been restored to Beaux-Arts splendor. Its galleries and period rooms showcase eight centuries of Gallic taste in interior decoration.
~ 107, Rue de Rivoli ~
France Paris Le Musee des Arts decoratifs
Musée Carnavalet (3rd) is a museum of Paris history and is noted for its collection of French Revolution artifacts, such as David's famous painting Serment du Jeu de Paume. It is situated in two famous 16th and 17th-century mansions with a circuit of more than 140 rooms displaying archeological remains from prehistory to modern times. It has collections of archeological pieces going back to the Bronze and Iron age, artifacts, coins and medals, more than 500 000 drawings, prints, and photographs.
~ 23 Rue de Sevigne ~
France Paris Musee Carnavalet
Centre Georges-Pompidou (4th) is a complex in the Beaubourg area in Paris near Les Halles and the Marais. It houses the Bibliothèque publique d'information (a vast public library), the Musée National d'Art Moderne, and IRCAM, a center for music and acoustic research. It is named after Georges Pompidou, who was president of France from 1969 to 1974, and was opened in January of 1977. The nearby Stravinsky Fountain (Fontaine des automates), features mechanical art works by Jean Tinguely and Niki de Saint-Phalle. The Pompidou Center is distinctive by its exposed skeleton of brightly-colored tubes for mechanical systems which has piping that is color-coded according to the contents: yellow for electricity, red for transport (elevators), blue for air, and green for water France Paris
Musée en Herbe (1st and 16th) was established in 1975 by Sylvie Girardet and Claire Merleau-Ponty and presents a series of art exhibits and workshops for children, based on the works of artists such as Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, and Niki de Saint Phalle.
~ 21 Rue Hérold ~
France Paris Musee en Herbe
Musée Jacquemart-Andre (8th) has a private collection of Italian Renaissance, 18th-century French masterpieces, and works by the Flemish masters. They are housed in a typical 19th-century mansion.
~ 158, bd Haussmann ~
France Paris Musee Jacquemart-Andre
Musée Louvre is the most visited and one of the oldest, largest, and most famous art galleries and museums in the world. It has a long history of artistic and historic conservation and was previously a royal palace. It holds some of the world's most famous works of art, such as Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, The Virgin and Child with St. Anne, Madonna of the Rocks, Jacques Louis David's Oath of the Horatii, Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People and Alexandros of Antioch's Venus de Milo. Located in the centre of the city of Paris, between the Rive Droite of the Seine and the rue de Rivoli in the 1er arrondissement, it is accessed by the Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre Metro station. France Paris Louvre Museum
Musée Marmottan-Monet (16th) has a collection of works by Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Edgar Degas, Edouard Manet, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. The well-known "Impression Soleil Levant" by Monet is on display here.
~ 2, Rue Louis-Boilly ~
France Paris Monet Impression Soleil Levant
Musée National Eugène Delacroix (6) is housed in part of the painter's apartment and studio of the great Romantic painter.
6, Rue de Furstenberg Paris 6e
France Paris Eugene Delacroix Liberty painting
Musée National de la Marine (16th) has an extensive collection of models, cannons, and other items related to seafaring, especially the French Navy. It has models from the 17th-century (the earliest being Colbert in 1678) to the present time. Notable is the series of 13 images of French ports by Vernet and a barge commissioned for Napoléon.
~ Palais de Chaillot 17 Place du Trocadéro ~
France Paris Musee National de la Marine

Musée National du Moyen Age (5th) is housed in a 15th-century abbey, alongside 1st-century Gallo-Roman baths. The museum has an extensive collection of medieval art and artifacts and highlights include the medieval "Lady and the Unicorn" tapestries, a papal golden rose, and the original heads from the façade of Notre Dame.
~ 6, place Paul Painlevé ~
France Paris Lady with Unicorn Tapestry
Musée de l'Orangerie (1st) is near the Jardin des Tuileries and contains Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings by Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Amedeo Modigliani, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Henri Rousseau, Chaim Soutine, Alfred Sisley. It is now reopened after extensive renovations and this small museum is near the Louvre. It houses the Jean Walter and Paul Guillaume Collection, sold to the French Republic on very generous terms and numbering 143 paintings from the late 19th-century and the first half of the 20th-century.
~ Jardin des Tuileries 75001 Paris ~
France Paris Cezanne Annecy painting
Musée d'Orsay is housed in a former Beaux-Arts railway station which was completed in 1900 for the Exposition Universelle and later saved from demolition and converted to a museum. It is an open-plan museum and home to works of the greatest artists of the 19th-century including Impressionists and post-Impressionists that were formerly displayed in the Louvre. This is perhaps the most spectacular collection of European impressionism in the world with breath-taking and spacious rooms full of Manet, Renoir, Monet, Van Gogh, and many others. Many of the works are displayed at eye level making them easy to examine and enjoy.
~ 1 rue de la Légion d'Honneur and rue de Lille ~
France Paris
Musée Picasso (3rd) is an art gallery located in the Hôtel Salé, in the Marais district, and most of the works by Picasso and others which were in the master's possession at the time of his death are on display here.
~ 5 Rue Thorigny ~
France Paris Picasso Dance painting
Musée du quai Branly (7th) features indigenous art, cultures and civilizations from Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas. It is innovative in that it combines elements of a museum, educational and research center, and public living-space. It is located on the banks of the Seine and close to the Eiffel Tower.
~ 37, quai Branly ~
France Paris Musée du quai Branly
Musée Rodin (7th) is a museum dedicated to the life and work of the great sculptor. The house contains an extensive collection, which is very well presented in a spacious building with large windows that may sometimes be opened in nice weather.
~ 77 Rue de Varenne ~
France Paris Musée Rodin
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All Museums in Paris

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Aquarium tropical - Palais de la Porte dorée
Musée de L'Armée
Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
Musée des Arts Décoratifs
Musée National d'Art Moderne - Centre Pompidou
Musée des Arts Asiatiques Guimet
Musée des Arts Décoratifs - Union Centrale des Arts Décoratifs
Musée des Arts et Métiers
Musée de l'Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris
Maison de Balzac de Paris
Biblitothèque nationale - Musée de l'Opéra
Musée Bouchard
Musée Bourdelle
Musée Carnavalet d'Histoire de Paris
Les Catacombes de Paris
Musée Cernuschi
Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature
La Cinémathèque française - Musée du Cinéma
Collections historiques de la Préfecture de Police.
Musée Cognacq-Jay
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Musée d'Ennery
Musée national Ernest Hébert de Paris
Musée national Eugène Delacroix de Paris
Musée de la Franc-Maçonnerie
Muséum national d'histoire naturelle - Galerie d'anatomie comparée et de paléontologie
Muséum national d'histoire naturelle - Galerie d'entomologie
Musée Galliéra - Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris
Muséum national d'histoire naturelle - Galerie de Minéralogie, Géologie et Paléobotanique
Galeries du Panthéon Bouddhique
Muséum national d'histoire naturelle - Grande Galerie de l'Evolution
Musée national Gustave Moreau
Musée de l'Histoire de France
Muséum national d'histoire naturelle - Musée de l'Homme
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Musée Jacquemart-André
Musée Jean-Jacques Henner
Musée d'Art et d'Histoire du Judaïsme
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Musée national de La Marine
Musée de La Musique
Musée de La Poste
Musée de La vie romantique
Musée Lénine
Musée national de la Légion d'Honneur et des Ordres de la Chevalerie
Musée du Louvre
Maison de Victor Hugo
Musée d'Histoire de la Médecine
Muséum national d'histoire naturelle - Ménagerie
Musée de Minéralogie de l'Ecole nationale Supérieur des Mines de Paris
Musée des monnaies et médailles
Musée national des monuments français
Musée de Montmartre
Musée du Moyen Age - thermes et hôtel de Cluny
Musée Nissim de Camondo Union Centrale des Arts Décoratifs
Musée national de l'Orangerie des Tuileries.
Musée de l'Ordre de la Libération
Musée d'Orsay
Musée Pasteur
Musée du Petit Palais de Paris - Palais des Beaux-Arts
Musée national Picasso
Musée des Plans-Reliefs de Paris
Musée de la Publicité -UCAD
Musée du Quai Branly
Musée de Radio France
Musée Rodin
Muséum national d'histoire naturelle - Serres tropicales et Mexicaines
Musée du Service de Santé des Armées de Paris
Musée National du Sport
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Musée Zadkine
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